News

Latex & Vanilla with Shannety

Shannety Wearing Latex by Elissa Poppy and Vanillap

Back in January, I had Shannety and her friend Elinne over for a shoot. We started of that shoot with some portraits and stuff. But you know me: no shoot is complete without some latex. So halfway through the shoot Shannety and I shifted to a latex and vanilla outfit in a little more moody setting. At first, she wore a half cup semi-transparent latex bra from Elissa Poppy and stylish black vanilla pants.

Shannety Wearing Latex by Elissa Poppy and Vanilla
Shannety Wearing Latex by Elissa Poppy and Vanilla
Shannety Wearing Latex by Elissa Poppy and Vanilla

Eventually, Shannety changed in to a full latex outfit and her friend Elinne joined her for a small series. Shannety’s wearing a skirt from William Wilde. As is Elinne. And Elinne is wearing a top from KinkyKex. Elinne is wearing high heels from Pleaser Shoes.

Shannety and Elinne Wearing Alluring Latex

Axelle in Blue & Pink

I put out a model call to test a new lighting setup and some ideas. Axelle replied with great enthusiasm that she would love to come and try on latex for the 1st time and be the talent for my test shoot.

After shooting 2 sets of a mix of latex and vanilla clothes–read about part 1 and part 2 of these shoots–I setup for my test shoot while Axelle dressed up in a 3 piece latex outfit. After about 15 minutes of trying, I was happy with the light setup and we continued to create these 2 cool images.

I helped both photos along by adding background elements in Photoshop.

Cool Latex, Cool Color Gel Lights & Model Axelle

Cool Latex, Cool Color Gel Lights & Model Axelle

Shannety & Elinne

Shannety and Elinne make a perfect pair. Whether in black & white or in color, these 2 girls look stunning together.

Shannety & Elinne
Shannety & Elinne
Shannety & Elinne
Shannety & Elinne
Shannety & Elinne
Shannety & Elinne

Update Regarding my Photoshoots During COVID-19

I hope you and your family have kept safe during this health crisis. And I hope you continue to do so.

We are slowly settling into a life after COVID-19. As per June 8, 2020, our government is steadily allowing businesses to reopen and making normal human interaction possible again.

Photographers can get back to work too. So, I am slowly starting to plan photoshoots again. Always with the utmost respect for the rules of the Belgian federal government and local authorities of course. I will take every precaution to minimize the risk of infection.

In light of that, I will impose extra measures on all photoshoots until September 1st, 2020:

  • All photoshoots will be one-on-one sessions only. It will be just the model and me on set for the whole duration of the session. I will not allow make-up artists, stylists, chaperones or other models on set;
  • I will keep at least 1.5m between myself and the model at all times. Models will adhere to keeping distance too;
  • I will contact the model via telephone the day before the shoot to confirm that either party shows no symptoms of COVID-19 or other infectious diseases;
  • My photoshoots will at least 10 days apart;
  • I will not agree to photoshoots on the public domain;
  • Location shoots will only be possible in well ventilated indoor locations or outdoors;
  • My studio is well ventilated and kept clean. I will continuously ventilate my studio during the shoot;
  • Studio props and equipment will be disinfected before use;
  • Latex outfits will be washed and disinfected the day before a shoot.

Following my previous communication regarding COVID-19, I will 1st contact my regulars and those of you that had their appointment cancelled due to COVID-19. Mails and/or DM’s will go out to those ladies in the next few days.

Website Update

It gives me great pleasure to announce a big overhaul of my website. The brand new look has been live for about a week now. And I’ve been working diligently to solve the last few issues since then.

I have maintained a website since the early 90’s of the 20th century. Originally with static HTML pages only. But I quickly adopted WordPress as the core of my site.

My site has been styled by the Enfold theme for WordPress since September 2013. An amazing theme: very versatile, stable, regular updates and good support. I absolutely love this theme and I will continue to keep my eye on it.

Driven by another web design project that I am helping to put together, I redesigned my own site based on the BlackSilver theme. My site now offers a new clean design, bigger pictures and a full screen slideshow with my favorite photos on the home page.

I hope you like it. Drop me a mail or leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Latex & Vanilla with Axelle (part 2)

Axelle and I shot a 2nd set mixing latex and vanilla clothing. I showed you results from the 1st set in this post back in April. These are results from that 2nd set. It is sorta sporty. Axelle is wearing her own coveralls over a white latex top from Blacklickorish. Just as with the other combo Axelle tried, this outfit would be great to take outside too. Something with like a skateboard maybe?

Axelle Wearing a Sporty Latex & Vanilla Outfit
Axelle Wearing a Sporty Latex & Vanilla Outfit
Axelle Wearing a Sporty Latex & Vanilla Outfit

More Two Tone Backdrop

It seems like forever since I have done something with 2 colors as a backdrop. I did some cool things on shoots with Shana and Delphine in early 2019. After that there was a whole lot of nothing. When Kirsten told me she had a white latex dress and a red petticoat, I built a white/red set to shoot that outfit. We added a couple of elements from my collection–the red bow and high heels–to complete the outfit.

Kirsten in a Latex Dress by Catalyst Latex
Kirsten in a Latex Dress by Catalyst Latex

Latex and #blacktapeproject with Daria

Late last year, I had another go at the famous #blacktapeproject. This time with Daria. Combining the #blacktapeproject with latex again, of course. After the little project Jolien and the 1st real try with Shannety, I think I am getting the hang of it. I promised myself to dive into the concept of #blacktapeproject. I took a few online classes with Joel Alvarez of Black Tape Project and I think I am ready for the next step. I’ll have a go at somewhat more elaborate projects as soon as possible. But for now, enjoy these pics Daria and I did together last year.

Daria in Latex by William Wilde and #blacktapeproject

Daria in Latex by William Wilde and #blacktapeproject

Red Girl

Blue is her color, but red suits Daria just fine too!

Both the blue set and the red set where shot with the same lighting setup. Changing the color of the color gels surely did change the mood of the photos. It did not change the mood of Daria though. She is always her most spontaneous happy joyful self in front of the lens. I love working with her!

Daria Is the Lady in Red
Daria Is the Lady in Red
Daria Is the Lady in Red

Right at the end of the session, I tried out my new Omni Creative Filter System from Lensbaby for a few test shots. I love the effect. Kinda fun, kinda strange to see what a little pane of glass will do to your image. I think this will work miracles for on-location shoots.

Daria Is the Lady in Red

Pretty in Pink

Kirsten brought her own pink latex outfit to the shoot: a lovely lingerie set from Pandora Deluxe. And her own high heels too: Pleaser shoes! What else? So we turned the whole set pink. It made her tattoos stand out just great.

Pretty in Pink Latex by Catalyst Latex
Pretty in Pink Latex by Catalyst Latex

And what can I say? I am a sucker for ballet heels… We just had to shoot some pics with ballet heels.

Pretty in Pink Latex by Catalyst Latex